February 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

  • Attendance at board meetings is open to all retirees who are members of IRO. If you would like to listen to your board at work, please send a request with one week’s notice to Barb Frank at Frankbarbara@sbcglobal.net.
  • Are you a new retiree? Visit the IRO website for key information or contact our mailbox. IRO has members who can help answer your retirement questions.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

HELP NEEDED
Looking for a technical retiree who has technical knowledge of website design, who knows CSS and PHP that supports a website created in WordPress. Please contact Judy Goodman at judycg2008@gmail.com if you are interested.

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question: Are retirees eligible for the Intel discount on Microsoft Office?
Answer: The Microsoft Office product discount is only available for active Intel employees. Because Microsoft issues a limited number of licenses, it does not extend the offer to retirees. Intel retirees are, eligible for a number of other discounts. Click here to check them out.

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

MEDICAL TAX FORM 1095
Form 1095 is a tax form required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This form will play an important role in your annual tax filings. To understand why you are getting this form go to this link on the IRO web site.

2016 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS MULTIPLIER FOR THOSE WHO RETIRED IN 2016
A recent retiree asked how to determine the Annual Performance Bonus (APB) multiplier by business group, for the year of 2016, as he has a prorated APB bonus coming. Intel answered that they are unable to publish the APB percentages externally, as this information is considered Intel Confidential. Recent retirees that are interested in learning the APB multiplier information, should contact GetHR Help (800-238-0486) to obtain information on the multiplier and their proration.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

LIFE AFTER INTEL: LOUIS WEISBERG – FINDING A FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH THROUGH THE ENCORE PROGRAM
Expanding on his 20-year Intel program manager experience, Louis Weisberg is now a Gen2Gen (Generation to Generation) project Leader recruiting volunteers for a national intergenerational mentoring program. Read more.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny & Annette Bachmeier, Co-chairs

2016 INTEL INVOLVED PARTICIPATION INCREASED BY OVER 400 PERCENT!!!
Intel Involved hours reported by 921 retirees reached 114,674, a remarkable increase over the 184 retirees who reported 61,214 volunteer hours for 2015. This will result in over $1 million being paid out to the 304 non-profits that retirees volunteered for in 2016. First payouts to your non-profits are expected in April.  See this FAQ for commonly asked question about this program.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RECOGNITION GIVING EVENT
In one week, 4,500 donors (comprised of current and retired Intel employees) and the Intel Foundation contributed 12,000 donations to nearly 3,500 organizations, for a total amount of nearly $30 million in donations. Click here to read what Brian Krzanich wrote about Intel’s successful Human Rights Day 2X match campaign.

INTEL HAS RECORDED ALL SUBMITTED 2016 INTEL INVOLVED HOURS
If you have NOT received a confirmation from retiree.volunteers@intel.com for submitted hours you can verify they have been submitted by sending an email to Intel at retiree.volunteers@intel.com. First payouts to your non-profits are expected in April. See this FAQ for commonly asked questions about this program.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IRO’S SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED
Please visit your site’s link under the Volunteer tab on IRO’s website or click the links in the table below for many new wonderful site volunteer opportunities. To view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.

ARIZONA – ongoing help needed: Kyrene de la Colina Elementary K-5 DISCOVERoom at lunch recess; Feb. 24-25, Chandler (High) District Science Fair judges; Feb. 9-10, StandDown for Veterans… and much more! BAY AREA – Fun science experiments for elementary students, community outreach, environmental volunteers, Boys & Girls Club of Peninsula FOLSOM – 60 new opportunities encompassing; animals, human services, children, environment, STEM
MASSACHUSETTS – Habitat for Humanity; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICO – United Way of Central New Mexico OREGON/WASHINGTON –  ongoing help needed: AARP Experience Corps volunteer mentors; high school STEM mentors URGENTLY Needed; Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program; Engineering Mentors… and more!

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

Visit individual site calendars to view details of social activities in your area.

ARIZONA – The Intel/Arizona Science Center happy hour for our retirees. Details will be published on Facebook and invitations sent to all IRO retirees, so stay tuned. BAY AREAMarch 18, Wine and Cheese at Ruth Short’s home; May, June/July, Sept./Oct. monthly lunch in Santa Clara – dates TBD FOLSOM – info coming soon!
MASSACHUSETTS – info coming soon! NEW MEXICOFebruary 20, Happy Hour at Corrales Bistro Brewery OREGON/WASHINGTONFeb. 7, Lunch Social – RSVP to Judy Goodman by Feb. 6; March 19, Social Event -Duality: Dance Ballet of India

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